Glencar Lodge is a specifically designed unit to meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The term ‘Dementia’ can be best described as a condition where brain cells are gradually being damaged and lead to a loss of brain function over time. Alzheimer’s disease is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects both memory, thinking, and behaviour and can be an unpleasant experience for both the individual and their family.
Laurel Lodge recognizes the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other related memory impairments. Offering a fresh approach, we begin with understanding the stories and details of a senior’s life so we can help them attain what we call “pleasant days.” This means finding ways to involve residents in everyday activities they enjoy and can feel successful at, in specially designed surroundings that are both safe and stimulating. At Laurel Lodge we have built a Snoozlem Room which acts as an ideal environment for those living with Alzheimers/Dementia.
At Laurel Lodge, we do our very best to keep our residents minds as active as possible and with specially trained carers we assist in developing each individual whilst acknowledging their hobbies and interests. Every activity is designed to not only mentally and physically stimulate our residents, but to enhance their quality of life and wellbeing. Our caring staff ensure that they get to know each and every resident, and take pride in listening, understanding and responding to their needs.